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so which one is best? all the oc people i now swear buy amd, but what about intel?
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This is a dangerous post. In the end, it comes down to a preference of brand, each CPU has strangths and weaknesses. Generally speaking, AMD performs better for gaming, whereas Intels do better with encoding and multi-tasking type things. That's a generalization, and doesn't apply to every single application. I thought long and hard (about year really) on which CPU to buy, a 3.2GHz P4 or an Athlon 64 3200. I read probably about 50+ reviews and benchmarks, and when it came down to it, the Athlon 64 was usually at least 20% faster in gaming so that's what I chose because all I use my computer for is gaming

Amen brother! Exactly what I think, Intel if you doing video/photo/music editing etc., and get AMD for pure gaming
 

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I know, same here, I'll wait to see more results though, but that's certianly encouraging

At 2.6GHz that thing has got to be a monster, it stomped the FX-53 in the benchs at those speeds...god think what it'll do with water/TECs or phase change...<drools> god I need a towel...

Ya I'm still debating on which CPU (AMD or Intel) am going to use for my 2005 computer. I might have to try one of those AMD's, LOL
 

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well for the most part the computer will be for games and playing movies. the computer is going to be for the college years and beyond. so for C++ and other coding which cpu? i know for ASM it's going to have to be on an intel cpu. also i always see intel's wiht faster speeds? whats up wiht that?

Ya I would have to go a P4 with HT for C++ and other coding IMO.
 

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I don't know much about coding or software things as hardware is my speciality, but I run folding with an ASM tag on my machine all the time if that's what you mean. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) it forces the use of the SSE instruction sets? Athlon 64's have SSE and SSE2, and SSE3 is supposed to show up some time soon.

I read that in an article the other day, but the Prescotts P4 already have sse3, LOL.
 
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